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Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID-19

Already stretched, paramedic services feeling bigger crunch from COVID-19

OTTAWA — Paramedics across the country who were already working at capacity say they're being stretched by calls for help with COVID-19 and the extra precautions that come with them.
Governments fight to curb COVID-19 and fallout from growing job losses

Governments fight to curb COVID-19 and fallout from growing job losses

TORONTO — The two-pronged battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 while inoculating the economy against the worst side effects saw governments on Tuesday rush to ease financial hardship amid massive job losses, even as they tightened restrictions th
Canadian troops in Ukraine face uncertainty due to COVID-19 crisis

Canadian troops in Ukraine face uncertainty due to COVID-19 crisis

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 crisis has left 200 Canadian soldiers in Ukraine — and their families back home — in limbo as commanders weigh whether they should be replaced with new troops, kept in place for the time being or pulled out entirely until the pa
Quebec prosecutor's office clears provincial police chief after probe

Quebec prosecutor's office clears provincial police chief after probe

Quebec's director of criminal and penal prosecutions says there will be no charges against the head of the provincial police force. But Chief Martin Prud'homme will have to wait before he's permitted to return to his job.

Medical students running errands for health-care workers and their families

They may not yet be allowed on the front lines of Canada's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, but medical students in several provinces are still finding ways to pitch in.
Business, labour groups say Liberals' COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help

Business, labour groups say Liberals' COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help

OTTAWA — A growing number of business and labour groups are urging the federal Liberals to up their promised wage subsidy to help companies hit hard by COVID-19 keep people on their payrolls.

Court says N.S. woman must pay $74,200 in damages for forcing mother-in-law from home

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia woman who was ordered to pay $74,200 for trying to evict her 82-year-old mother-in-law in the middle of winter has lost her appeal before the province's highest court.
Community spread of COVID-19 within Canada taking over as main threat, Tam says

Community spread of COVID-19 within Canada taking over as main threat, Tam says

OTTAWA — Canada's chief medical health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says overall in Canada, an equal number of Canadians who have tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus from travel and from transmission within their own communities.
Math modellers say lack of data makes curve flattening difficult to predict

Math modellers say lack of data makes curve flattening difficult to predict

VANCOUVER — When Caroline Colijn sees the daily numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in Canada, she looks for certain things.
One in five Canadians think COVID-19 pandemic blown out of proportion: Poll

One in five Canadians think COVID-19 pandemic blown out of proportion: Poll

OTTAWA — One in five Canadians weren't taking the deadly COVID-19 pandemic seriously as recently as last weekend, a new poll suggests.